At the end of December 2020, I wrote about telephone party lines. A few Crier readers shared their memories of having a party line in the home.    

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In the last Past Tense, I shared the history of Prospect Methodist Church and Prosperity Presbyterian Church. The third church that was located along a short stretch of Peachtree Road in Chamblee was Corinth Baptist Church.

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Three churches were established in the 1800s in a small area along Peachtree Road in Chamblee. The building that was once Prospect Methodist Church, built in 1885, still stands at 5576 Peachtree Road. All three churches evolved and moved through the years, two finding homes in new communitie…

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The Atlanta Fire Company No. 1 fire station began operations in 1851, three years after the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department was formed. However, in the surrounding communities fighting fires remained an effort of their citizens well into the 20th century. Some areas had a group of volunteers ready to fight fires. Often a school or church bell was rung to notify people of a fire.